Although the water quality in urban areas is adequate for drinking, we do recommend bottled or filtered water. Tap water might cause traveler's diarrhea. In order to consider the environment we recommend to buy a bottle and refill it with filtered water. As one of our sustainable practices, Matagalpa Tours carries filtered water on the bus, which allows you to refill your bottle. In some communities filters are being used as well. In any other case you can buy water at supermarkets and local stores.